WHEN IS THE BACKWARD WALK STARTING AGE FOR CHILDREN?

  • Kohtaroh Hagio
  • Hiroh Yamanoto
Keywords: growth, kindergartner, step length

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate a characteristic of kindergartners’ backward walk (BW) and when the stable BW starting age is for children. Thirty-three kindergartner of the age 3 – 6 years old participated in BW test of this study. They were asked to walk backward with the different three paces along a walkway of 10m long. In fast pace, the boys of oldest group showed greater BW speed and step length than the boys of youngest group. There was no child older than 70 months after birth, which made an unstable BW in this study. It is possible to suggest that children who participated in this study understood the instruction to do BW, because there are significant differences among each BW speed. In this study, children learn stable BW around 70 months after the baby’s birth.
Section
Coaching and Sports Activities